August 2012 Above: Amber is like a joyful plant-pixie weeding and replanting in the dome. Right: Frederic, Elijah and Lucas do some well-earned 'man-leaning' on completion of the log store roof. Well done everyone!!
Throughout the summer months, work on site centers around food growing, maintenance of the grounds and special construction projects. In Summer of 2012, we built one of the beaver hides, finished the log store and put up the poly tunnel frame.
The Autumn session was very productive too and we installed the plastic cover on the tunnel. Other Autumn work included weather proofing the beaver hide and log store with linseed oil, sowing winter salads in the dome and managing the bracken in the orchard.
Above: volunteers from the local community join our WWOOF team on a Community Open Day in Winter 2011 to plant native broadleaf trees.
Above: Summer 2010 - some of our first WWOOF crews - all fantastic, and remarkably amenable to being coerced into ridiculous poses!
The WWOOF scheme (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a well established International Group that connects volunteers with potential hosts. It is a great way to travel and volunteers receive accommodation and food in return for around 30 hours work each week. These amazing folk have been vital to the work on site, and many have become friends too! For more information see http://www.wwoof.org.uk/
Community Open Days
Above: February 2012 - What a lovely lot! Folk from the local community take a break by the fire from tree planting
Why not bring the family for a day out to learn about the project, see the beavers and plant some trees.... ? The now infamous Thai soup and garlic bread will be served by the fire for lunch as ever ;) (Weather permitting!!)
For forthcoming Open Day dates, please see our 'Events' page
Why not bring the family along - everyone welcome for any part of the day.
For energetic folk, you can plant some saplings, or just enjoy the fire, some good food and company, and have a look at things x
Get in touch on 01654 781215
The beavers are well adapted to the cold Jan 2013